Mando San Roman was born in Weslaco, TX and raised in the border town of Progreso, TX. Soon after graduating from Weslaco High School, and while still attending what is now UTRGV in Edinburg, TX, San Roman got his first radio DJ job at 910 KRIO-AM, a General Market AC station. After approximately 2 years at KRIO, he landed his second radio job at 96.1 KIWW-FM, where his love for bilingual Tejano Radio started. During his 17 years at KIWW, he worked all the on-the-air shifts, from graveyard to the prime-time Morning Show while also holding the positions of Music Director, Assistant Program Director and all the way up to interim Program Director.
During the 90’s and early he co-hosted the popular syndicated TV show “Puro Tejano”, airing in most major Hispanic markets in the nation. He continued his journey through radio and TV working with La “M”, La Mejor Radio Network as Music Director/Assistant Program Director and also hosted a 30-minute segment of the long running “Aqui Rogelio” TV show for a short period of time.
In 2002 he joined KKPS-FM “Que Pasa 99.5” as Program Director and co-host of the #1 radio morning show in the Rio Grande Valley while also handling programming duties for KNVO 101.1 FM, Spanish International format station, until the year 2010. He also appeared as co-host or guest host on numerous occasions on different local Univision TV shows like “Despierta Con Univsion”, “El Show de Marcos Valdez” and others. He later became partner with Total Multimedia Team, producing and hosting the new “Puro Tejano TV” show.
San Roman has been nominated as Tejano DJ of the Year and has been voted “Favorite DJ” in The Monitor’s Reader’s Choice Awards on numerous occasions. Most recently San Roman was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame in Alice, TX as well as the Brownsville Music Legacy Awards for his longstanding career in Radio and TV.
Mando San Roman is currently the Morning Show host for Super Tejano 102.1 and continues as Professional Voice-Over Talent, Influencer, Professional Emcee and Event Talent Coordinator with his company, Mando San Roman Productions. He also continues to be a member of the Tejano music group Zereno since 1985 and is Vice President for the Tejano Music Hall of Fame Awards that holds the annual My Tejano Awards event.